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With a history spanning centuries, the Bordeaux region ranks as perhaps the premier wine-making area in the world. But as Michel Dovaz makes dear in his tour of les chateaux Bordeaux, the true story of this legendary wine begins eons ago, when the earth itself took shape and blessed one part of France with a magical soil.This guide presents the fascinating history of the many chateaux that have been operating continuously since the 17th century.The author also explains the many steps that go into the creation of Bordeaux wines. Finally, he presents an essential catalog featuring the wines of 125 chateaux, arranged following the 1855 classification, complete with tasting notes for recent vintages and photographs of each bottle. It is said that ten bottles of Bordeaux are opened every second around the globe. Bordeaux futures are traded as luxury commodities for prices that would startle all but the most experienced investors. This wine clearly has devoted followers the world over, and Bordeaux will satisfy them all.
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This comprehensive and stunning volume showcases one of the most prestigious winemaking regions, detailing its origins from the 17th century. . . . magnificently captured by the lavishly detailed photography of Michel Guillard to create a beautiful art book as well as an informative compendium. Recent vintages with tasting notes makes it an indispensable resource as well. -- Country Inns, December 1998
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Book Description Abbeville Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st English-language ed. Seller Inventory # DADAX0789204495
Book Description Abbeville Pr, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0789204495
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